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Windows and Mirrors: Texts, Religions, and Stories of Origins

The following is the introduction to the June 2016 issue of the Bulletin for the Study of Religion (the full table of contents having already been posted). We offer this editorial here on the blog in order to give readers … Continue reading

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Now Published – Bulletin for the Study of Religion 45.2 (June 2016)

The June issue of the Bulletin has now been published and is available both online and in print. Below is the table of contents of this issue, which includes a panel of papers engaging two seminal articles challenging the standard … Continue reading

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Dad Wanted a Boy: Feminism, Transcendence, and Cuarón’s Gravity (film review essay)

by Donovan Schaefer Warning: Spoilertown, USA, directly ahead. No American film has been more desperately in need of a feminist retelling than Stanley Kubrick’s 1968 classic 2001: A Space Odyssey.  Now, with Alfonso Cuarón’s Gravity (2013), we have exactly that, … Continue reading

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Calvary: Imagining Postsecular Sacrifice (Film Review Essay)

by Donovan Schaefer Warning: All the spoilers. To “sacrifice” means to make sacred. In the wake not only of the critique of religious authority by the secular tradition, but the contemporary critique of liberal reason that has complicated the secular tradition itself, … Continue reading

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